Nursing care during lidocaine infusion
Pain is a universal event, and perianesthesia nurses provide a pivotal role in the assessment, treatment, and management of the physical and emotional responses to pain. Chronic neuropathic pain is particularly resistant to treatment, and patients often present after many failed therapies with multiple co-morbidities and complex medication histories. With more and more perianesthesia nurses involved with chronic pain management, it is imperative they understand the special nursing care needs of patients receiving intravenous lidocaine infusion therapy.
Wren KR. Nursing Care During Lidocaine Infusion Therapy for Chronic Pain. J Perianesth Nurs. 2021 Dec 29:S1089-9472(21)00268-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jopan.2021.06.105. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34973868.